The Advocate

Women gain worldly wisdom with program

Brianne Fleming, Staff Writer

January 31, 2012

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The Vira I. Heinz Program for Women in Global Leadership has provided opportunities for women college students by giving them a scholarship and a chance to study abroad. Vira Heinz, originally from Brighton Heights, benefited...

Want wags? Walk dogs

Brianne Fleming, Staff Writer

January 31, 2012

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Just like people enjoy their quality time at the gym, dogs without homes at surrounding humane societies enjoy being walked by volunteers. Jeannine Gailey, Cambria County Humane Society director, described volunteer dog walkers...

Student to navigate country for cancer aid

Brandon Zeris, Features Editor

January 25, 2012

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Pitt-Johnstown Sophomore Luke Mitchell is to participate this summer in a nationwide bike ride to raise money to help cancer patients. There are three different groups Mitchell said. Each group of riders begins in Baltimore...

Pepsi loses its fizz for some customers

Andy Hsiao Chung, Staff Writer

January 25, 2012

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It is growing late as biology major Shoja Rahimian shuffles toward a Pepsi vending machine. He is anxious and uncertain what to expect as he gouges his pockets for change. Every drop from the machine is a gamble, but a risk that...

One campus cemetery documented, 3 unfound

Pat Gilles, Staff Writer

January 25, 2012

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Unbeknownst to many UPJ students, their college has a family cemetery in its woods. This is a final resting place for members of the Baumgardener family dating from 1863 to the early 1900s. UPJ historian and Business Office...

Despite reluctance, religion classes enlighten

Andy Hsiao Chung, Staff Writer

January 17, 2012

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Light materialized in a classroom once again along with strident sounds of papers and books being hastily put away as a class was dismissed. Students shuffled out, many overwhelmed by what they had just absorbed and astounded...

UPJ gender balance mostly on the level

Kaitlyne Krinock, Contributing Writer

January 17, 2012

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Student Enrollment numbers vary among colleges, but the male-to-female ratio within those figures can be noticeable. Pitt-Johnstown sophomore and business major Monica Drutch said there are noticeably more males than females...

After Owen closes, some studiers migrate

Trevor Monk, Staff Writer

January 17, 2012

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UPJ’s Owen Library provides students a place to converge and study, but other students have found other campus study niches that fulfill the needs for later study opportunities. During the day and into the evening, students...

Pool access gets lift

Andy Hsiao Chung, Staff Writer

December 6, 2011

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Pitt-Johnstown’s Zamias Aquatic Center now has a hydraulic lift chair—an instrument allowing physically challenged people a more convenient means of getting in the center's pool. “We are required to put it in,” said...

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